Swords one-two in the Vets!
Tonight Gerry Martin took a thrilling victory in the A race. Club sponsor Joe McNally attacked and got clear in the long straight to the finish. The lead in to the finish is a few miles long and its a hard one judge, very few landmarks and seems to go on forever! Very few manage to hold on when they do escape. As the line came in to view the bunch were bearing down on Joe, so Gerry jumped straight across assuring that the victory went to Swords, with Joe hanging on for 2nd place from Seamus Kennedy (Avonmore) 3rd, and our own John Shortt 5th. A long overdue reward for Gerry who always gives 110% every time he races.
In the C race Dave Blake took the sprint for 2nd place after Eamonn Thackenberry (Newbridge CC) had made a decisive solo break at Skreen, with Jim Ludden 6th.
Sorry lads I couldn’t replicate your success in the B Race despite the advise and shelter from my domestique for the night Mick Rock, who missed his start. I did have a few few stabs and eventually cramped on my final effort on the last hill. Not quite good enough………….yet!